The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, Biography, Geography, Commerce, Etc., of the World, Volume 16

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Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines
Scientific American compiling department, 1912 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
 

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Page 27 - For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
Page 91 - The applicant shall make oath that he verily believes himself to be the original and first inventor or discoverer of the art, machine, manufacture, composition or improvement for which he solicits a patent; that he does not know and does not believe that the same was ever before known or used, and shall state of what country he is a citizen.
Page 127 - ... it is absolutely necessary to conclude that the blood in the animal body is impelled in a circle, and is in a state of ceaseless motion; that this is the act or function which the heart performs by means of its pulse ; and that it is the sole and only end of the motion and contraction of the heart.
Page 27 - We demand a graduated income tax, to the end that aggregated wealth shall bear its just proportion of taxation, and we regard the recent decision of the Supreme Court relative to the income tax law as a misinterpretation of the Constitution and an invasion of the rightful powers of Congress over the subject of taxation.
Page 93 - That for the purpose of deceiving the public, the description and specification filed by the patentee in the patent office was made to contain less than the whole truth relative to his invention or discovery; or more than is necessary to produce the desired effect ; or, Second.
Page 57 - Partnership, often called copartnership, is usually defined to be a voluntary contract between two or more competent persons to place their money, effects, labor, and skill, or some or all of them, in lawful commerce or business, with the understanding that there shall be a communion of the profits thereof between them": Story on Partnership, 6th ed., sec.
Page 27 - Wasse ; there we lay a foundation for after ages to understand their liberty as men and Christians, that they may not be brought in bondage, but by their own consent ; for we put the power in the people...
Page 27 - We demand the free and unrestricted coinage of silver and gold at the present legal ratio of 16 to 1, without waiting for the consent of foreign nations.
Page 15 - The children of foreigners, found in great numbers in our populous cities and towns, and in the vicinity of our public works, are too often deprived of the advantages of our system of public education, in consequence of prejudices arising from difference of language or religion.
Page 127 - Returning home he resumed his legal studies, spending a year at the Harvard Law School. He was admitted to the bar in Concord in March, 1882, and soon after entered upon the practice of his profession.

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